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Image of The Lovers 36290


Camillo Procaccini (Bologna, Italy, ca. 1555 - 1629, Milan, Italy)


The Lovers

Creation Date



late 16th century


7 3/4 x 10 1/2 in. (19.69 x 26.67 cm)

Object Type


Creation Place

Europe, Italy

Medium and Support

red chalk on off white paper

Credit Line

Gift of Stuart Denenberg in loving memory of Thomas Cornell


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Object Description

Per Donor - November 8, 2017:
Procaccini’s grotesque heads were inspired by Leonardo da Vinci’s similar work for the Sforza court, and attest to a revival of interest in the High Renaissance as well as to early 17th century taste for the burlesque. He worked in red chalk, often with white heightening, in careful and conscious emulation of the early 16th century. Another autograph version of our drawing is in the collection of the Louvre. (see attached image 95.2017.1comparison.jpg)

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